the frank theatre's Clean Sheets is the annual event of original queer-themed plays by both emerging and established Canadian playwrights. This year we have a returning playwright and a play that is part of our All The World's A Stage program.
New Scripts, Actors, and a Stage
All public readings are in the Performance Centre in the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre as part of the 2013 Queer Arts Festival.
Clean Sheets 2013 playwrights & plays:
Monday, 29 July 7:00pm
Admission by donation.
Written partially in patois, Inna di Wardrobe is about what transpires when a Jamaican-Canadian woman comes out to her family by bringing her lesbian lover home for a holiday feast. As the food hits the fan, we find out that there’s more to this immigrant family than meets the eye. Sometimes funny, sometimes tragic, this story pits inter-generational family dynamics and shifting social mores against the skeletons inna di wardrobe.
A new play written by acclaimed queer theatre artist Jan Derbyshire, inspired by the real-life stories of the participants of this year’s All the World’s A Stage, the frank theatre company’s diversity-based program that build bridges across differences through theatre arts.
The objectives of Clean Sheets are:
- To promote and nurture the development of Queer-Canadian playwrights and original work
- To give theatrical form to issues that deal specifically with the lives of bisexuals, gay men, lesbians, and transgendered people
- To promote, through theatrical expression, compassion, empathy, and understanding
To view photos from Clean Sheets over the years please visit our Facebook photo album here.
Clean Sheets 2013 is produced by the frank theatre with the support of the City of Vancouver. Co-presented by the Queer Arts Festival.